Craig wrestlers stop Middleton
Janesville Craig High is showing it could be the power in the Big Eight Conference this season.
The Cougars pulled away from visiting Middleton on Tuesday night, 48-27.
"We had a little bit of a fight," Craig coach Mark Mullen said. "Middleton is one of the better teams in the conference."
The Cardinals took a 27-18 lead, but then the Cougars hit the tough middle of their lineup.
Starting at 125, Jamie Kumlien, Kyle Upman, Chris Pierce, Siven Furseth and freshman Zach Mulrooney each registered pins to supply the Cougars with 30 points.
Pierce and Furseth each are 7-0 this season. Furseth, who won a state title at 130 last season, had a pin in 28 seconds.
Kumlien, Upman and Mulrooney each are 6-1.
"We're pretty solid," said Mullen, who earned his first home dual meet victory.
The Cougars participate in the two-day West Allis Central Invitational starting Friday.
CRAIG 48, MIDDLETON 27
103—Colton Spaeth (JC) won by forfeit; 112—Ryan McGinty (JC) dec. Chase Marty, 4-2; 119—Danny Roudebush (M) dec. Ryan Ruble, 12-5; 125—Jamie Kumlien (JC) pinned Mike O`Shea, 1:16; 130—Kyle Upman (JC) pinned Dakota Paradis, 2:56; 135—Chris Pierce (JC) pinned Grant Laurent, 2:47; 140—Siven Furseth (JC) pinned Allen Cienfuegos, :28.
145—Zach Mulrooney (JC) pinned Cullen Kippley, 1:24; 152—Nathan Dresen (Middleton) pinned Chris Kubiak, 2:39; 160—Kurt Lindeman (M) pinned Austin Clay; 171—Nate Mather (JC) pinned Wyatt Corey, 3:05; 189—Zak Kurtz (JC) dec. Nick Roudebush, 4-0; 215—Purcell Swinney (M) pinned Tyler Chilson (JC), 1:03; 285—Zach Swingen (M) pinned Dakota Pearson, 2:23.